James McGrath has a great post on Good Friday and the Easter experience.
Back in Galilee, some time later, the disciples had dreams, visions, encounters that persuaded them that Jesus was alive, that God had taken this individual who mistakenly thought the dawn of the Kingdom of God was imminent, and had made him Lord of that very Kingdom, which was yet to dawn fully.
That was Easter. When it occurred, and how it relates to the conviction that something monumental happened “on the third day”, is hard to discern through the tensions and obscurities in the evidence.
Read the entire post. It’s worth reading.
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